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Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines cuts rice tariffs to ensure food security, fight inflation
Markets

Philippines cuts rice tariffs to ensure food security, fight inflation

  • The Southeast Asian nation, which is battling elevated inflation, took into consideration the increase in global rice prices and uncertainties in local rice supply, the president's office said in a statement.
  • The Philippines' paddy rice output rose 2.6% to a record 19.3 million tonnes last year, government data showed. The agriculture ministry targets unmilled rice output at 20.5 million tonnes this year.
Published 15 May, 2021 07:31pm
Philippines' Duterte gets Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine
World

Philippines' Duterte gets Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine

  • Officials said Duterte was given the vaccine made by China's Sinopharm -- the same one secretly administered to members of his security team last year before any shot had been given regulatory approval.
  • "He was vaccinated not only to protect his health from Covid-19 but also to encourage our citizens to get vaccinated," Senator Christopher "Bong" Go posted.
Published 03 May, 2021 06:41pm